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29 U.S. Code § 751 - Data sharing

(a) In general
(1) Memorandum of understandingThe Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall enter into a memorandum of understanding for the purposes of exchanging data of mutual importance—
that concern clients of designated State agencies; and
(B) that are data maintained either by—
the Rehabilitation Services Administration, as required by section 710 of this title; or
the Social Security Administration, from its Summary Earnings and Records and Master Beneficiary Records.
(2) Employment statistics

The Secretary of Labor shall provide the Commissioner with employment statistics specified in section 49l–2 of this title, that facilitate evaluation by the Commissioner of the program carried out under part B, and allow the Commissioner to compare the progress of individuals with disabilities who are assisted under the program in securing, retaining, regaining, and advancing in employment with the progress made by individuals who are assisted under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act [29 U.S.C. 3111 et seq.].

(b) Treatment of information

For purposes of the exchange described in subsection (a)(1), the data described in subsection (a)(1)(B)(ii) shall not be considered return information (as defined in section 6103(b)(2) of title 26) and, as appropriate, the confidentiality of all client information shall be maintained by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Social Security Administration.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), is Pub. L. 113–128, July 22, 2014, 128 Stat. 1425. Title I of the Act is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 3111 et seq.) of chapter 32 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3101 of this title and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 751, Pub. L. 93–112, title I, § 131, as added Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 106, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2961, and amended Pub. L. 99–506, title I, § 103(d)(2)(C), Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1810, directed Secretary to submit to Congress, not less than thirty months after Nov. 6, 1978, an evaluation of programs conducted under part D of former subchapter I of this chapter, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–506, title X, § 1002(b)(2)(A), Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1844.

A prior section 752, Pub. L. 93–112, title I, § 131, formerly § 132, as added Pub. L. 99–506, title II, § 212(a), Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1820; renumbered § 132, Pub. L. 100–630, title II, § 202(j), Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3307, provided for study on special problems and needs of Indians with handicaps both on and off the reservation, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–569, title I, § 135(a), Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4396.

Prior sections 753 and 753a were omitted in the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 105–220.

Section 753, Pub. L. 93–112, title I, § 140, as added Pub. L. 103–73, title I, § 108, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 724, related to review of data collection and reporting system.

Section 753a, Pub. L. 93–112, title I, § 141, as added Pub. L. 103–73, title I, § 108, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 725, related to exchange of data.


2014—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 113–128 substituted “title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” for “title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Definitions of Terms in Pub. L. 113–128

Except as otherwise provided, definitions in section 3 of Pub. L. 113–128, which is classified to section 3102 of this title, apply to this section.